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Swinging bridge main cause of stampede tragedy

11-25-2010 09:19 BJT

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Primary investigation found swinging bridge is the cause of the death of 375 people and the injured of 755 on Monday night at Diamond Island's north bridges during the last day of the celebration of the water festival, said a Cambodia's senior national police on Wednesday.

A police officer walks past the bridge at Diamond Island. Primary investigation found
swinging bridge is the cause of the deadly stampede on Monday night at Diamond Island's
north bridges during the last day of the celebration of the water festival. (Xinhua/AFP
Photo)

"Our primary assessment after we inspected the accident site and through the information provided by victims and eyewitnesses found that the swinging bridge is the cause of the accident," Lieutenant General Sok Phal, deputy chief of the National Police and vice-president of the special committee for the accident investigation, told Xinhua on Wednesday.


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